File No. 763.72/10178

The Chargé in Honduras ( Curtis ) to the Secretary of State


Your May 25, 4 p.m. Of the works cited by you, the Legation, has only the 5th edition of Hall, the 1st of Oppenheim, and Moore’s Digest and I am unable to locate anything of real use in the first of these. Please send immediately the editions cited and also Phillipson.

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The Honduran Government is little interested in anything except the regularising of its position as to the alleged sequestration of the German lighters at Amapala1 and the control of the activities of enemy aliens and other suspicious aliens. As to the rest, it is accomplishing its purposes either openly in accordance with the provisions of martial law or surreptitiously, or else it lacks capacity or power to accomplish them.

  1. For correspondence regarding the German lighters, see Supplement 2, pp. 379 et seq.